By Derrick DePledge
James Hochberg, an attorney and president of the Hawaii Family Advocates, framed the gay marriage debate in a post on the Hawaii Family Advocates website.
He asked supporters to consider participating in a 21-day fast and to pray for those battling gay marriage. He said the consequences of losing are "unthinkable."
This issue is more than a matter of rights and benefits for same sex couples. Passing such a law is destructive to religious liberty, freedom of speech and the very foundation of our democracy. Around the country Christians are being persecuted, harassed, silenced, mocked, robbed of their constitutional rights and unjustly punished in increasing numbers, and the harmful effects on children may be the most grievous consequence. There are many examples of things that have happened in other states and jurisdictions where traditional world views on marriage and human sexuality have been replaced by atheistic/secular values (and what is likely to happen here).
Again, this may very well be our last chance. This issue is truly a matter of life and death – i.e., eternal life and eternal death. Please do your part now, as we will be called to account for this before the Lord. Once again, mahalo nui loa. God bless you all; God bless our State; and God bless our Nation.